16 October – No need to pretend

I know, we keep picking songs from the 20th Century that no-one remembers, and aren’t impressive. Well I’m hopefully redressing that balance today with a song from the 21st Century. That’s right. It’s recent. If you can call 2009 recent. And it’s a runner-up. Maybe in any other year, this song would have run away with it. But it was up again that Rybak character.

Birthday girl Jóhanna Guðrún ‘Yohanna’ Jónsdóttir had it all going for her. A very pretty girl who can carry a tune in a bucket. A couple of accomplished backing singers who don’t try and steal the limelight. And a dolphin. If only it wasn’t for that fiddler from Norway and we might have been partying in sunny Reykjavík in 2010. It’s nice to dream.

Yohanna is 31 today.

Til hamingju með afmælið, Yohanna!